Victor Westhoff

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Statue of Victor Westhoff in the Springendal in Dinkelland

Victor Westhoff (12 November 1916 in Situbondo, Dutch East Indies – 12 March 2001 in Zeist) was a botanist at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Westhoff published 700 scientific papers on phytosociology and conservation, as well as articles on classical music. He was a member of the International Association for Vegetation Science.

Between 1934 and 1942, Westhoff studied biology at Utrecht University and plant sociology with Josias Braun-Blanquet. In August 1945, Westhoff presented a paper, "Het biosociologisch onderzoek van natuurmonumenten" that became a significant work behind nature conservation in the Netherlands.

In 1974 he became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.[1]


  1. ^ "Victor Westhoff (1916 - 2001)". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 

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